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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Nov 7, 2011 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH - No love today for the Harding in 71?

A typically fine outing for 1971, energized by the recent add of one Keith Godchaux. Garcia tears a new hole in the fabric of space and time on GDTRFB. I'll let reviewer Evan Hunt add some color:

"Played for us every major and minor hit in their repertoire and played them each with heartfelt and ruinous abandon.

In my opinion the show stealer was not the Dark Star or Other One, but the ridiculously phat Me and My Uncle, and then how it enters back into the Other One without a gnat's breath.

I don't even like the song "Me and My Uncle." (but I do like its author -- John Phillips of Mamas & Papa's fame) but this version reconnects every synapse. Perfect example of how great a night this was! When a Me and My Uncle extracts your body from your spirit you know you've been forever had.

Jerry on his '57 natural Strat is just all over it from back to front and top to bottom with a sound that attacks your solarplexes. Guttaral guitar. Fully exposed. Open to the quick. "How 'bout a big hand for the Heavy Water Light Show."

The Brokedown is perfectly executed. Then come a long, rambunctious and giddy tune-up and joke delay. The patter is rich and lusty. Finally, after what seems like decades, they simply impale us on Playing in the Band and proceed to parade our fallen heads held aloft on staves a 'round town procession.

It's a short PITB though and the krew has to replace a speaker. When Phil says "It's a pit stop, folks!" and Bobby says, "This folks, is what you call 'Dead Air.' I believe I hear myself ask, "What's the difference between a piano and a fish?"

You can't tune a fish."

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1971-11-07.sbd.lai.2580.shnf

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Nov 7, 2011 6:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - No love today for the Harding in 71?

What I love about this show is the band seems really comfortable with the audience and venue and takes their time, providing some comic relief and great music. Deal is one of my favorites, great swinging blues tune here. Some people can't seem to get over the piano distortion, I do not mind, will always come back to this show

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 8, 2011 5:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - No love today for the Harding in 71?

Likely the best ever NFA/GDTRFB, off the chart levels of McPhee!

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Nov 8, 2011 5:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - No love today for the Harding in 71?

Haha, nice Cliff. The boys were definetely mcphee'd up this night

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 8, 2011 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - No love today for the Harding in 71?

The tone of Phils bass in this show is perfect imo

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 8, 2011 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - No love today for the Harding in 71?

Absolutely! Mix is outstanding for it coming thru...always loved that aspect.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 9, 2011 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Professor' Garcia discusses time travel for the Harding audience in 71?

Re: GD at the Harding Theatre show - Nov 7, 1971
broadcast live on KSFX • 104 in FM stereo

'Professor' Garcia discusses time travel before the boys perform their opening tune.
In the Intro track. Jer says, "If you're sitting at home next to your radio, you're hearing the music faster than you are if you're in the hall. That's an interesting but true..." Bob says, "We won't bore you with lengthy explanations of this phenomenon." Then they shake out the last feedback tones in the PA system and the monitors. The sound crew are setting the equalizers, mix levels, and amps to eliminate feedback and optimize the sound.
http://www.archive.org/post/323360/edwin-h-armstrong-and-the-grateful-dead

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Nov 10, 2011 8:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Professor' Garcia discusses time travel for the Harding audience in 71?

Occupy recliner

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20111110/D9QTJCLG0.html

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 7, 2011 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - No love today for the Harding in 71?

i was debating whether to post this show today, but i went with the '69 show due to my preference for that year, and the fact that the '60s need to be getting more attention here. however, i enjoy this this show much more overall. the ds>too>mamu>too has been played many a time by mr. deniro. thanks for giving this one some recognition, it surely deserves it. '71 is the most underrated year.

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Nov 7, 2011 2:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - No love today for the Harding in 71?

I was delighted to see this show this morning. For me the boys at their finest. LOVE it. But then again I'm a bit of a JedHead who sure wishes he could have been in the theatre that night. LOVE.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 7, 2011 5:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - No love today for the Harding in 71?

Please, lets leave Hunt, E., out of it, shall we? I appreciate the thought, though, and don't need to be ragging on about him, but he bugs the beejeebers outta me.

;)

That aside, best show for consistent banter, eh? This was played as much as any other show in my possession over the early yrs (74-82)...of course, back then it was one of the best quality shows that circulated, along with 8-6 and 7-2 of the same year, and 10-4 of 70.

How about that little ditty during the work on the mics? Or Phil asking "what's it gonna be??!" prior to blasting into Truckin' to start?

I won't bore you with lengthy explanations of this phenomenon.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 7, 2011 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - No love today for the Harding in 71?

Cliff loves it too.

I hope Charlie Miller can get a hold of this one and improve it. The bottom end needs a boost, and I wish I could turn it up a bit louder without becoming too hissy.

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